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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 16th, 2019


William Osthoff, 93, Cumming
William Osthoff, age 93, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.


Lilalee Parpart Blinn, 86, Buford
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lilalee Parpart Blinn, age 86, of Buford, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Mrs. Blinn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the dau ...
Peggy Jane Curtis, 79, Liliburn
Peggy Jane Bedingfield Curtis "Granny", 79 of Lilburn GA, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019.  Curtis was born December 20, 1939 in Atlanta GA, Curtis was a ...


Victor Matistic, Demorest
Victor Vincent Matistic, age 75 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Vic was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 4, 1943 to the late August and Amelia Ro ...


Vera Casey Fletcher, 81, Gainesville
Vera Casey Fletcher, 81 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019 at her residence. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gaine ...
Judy Presnell, 73, Gainesville
Judy Presnell, 73 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019 at her residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little ...
Judy Presnell, Gainesville
Judy Presnell of Gainesville passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the chapel of Little &a ...
Ruth T. Collins, 88, Lula
Ruth T. Collins - Echols, age 88, of Lula, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness.  Ruth was born on Jun ...
Lila “Jean” Henderson, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lila “Jean” Henderson, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Willowwood Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Memorial Services wil ...
Rudolph Hubbard, 87, Lula
  Rudolph Hubbard, age 87 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Born in Homer, Georgia on December 23, 1931, he was a son of the late Myrtice Hubbard. Mr. H ...
Eloise Meeks Smith, 83, Gainesville
Eloise Meeks Smith, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Mrs. Smith was born on May 16, 1935, in ...


Daisy Mae Dorsey, 79, Cleveland
Daisy Mae Dorsey, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Ms. Dorsey was born on June 4, 1939, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Payton and Ida J. Butler D ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.